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Blaffer: Gabriel Martinez Artist Talk

Thursday, November 2, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn more about the exhibition “Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely” by Gabriel Martinez as the Houston-based artist and UH faculty member speaks about the ideas behind his work.

“Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely” is the first museum solo show by Martinez. The exhibition presents a series of ongoing projects as well as new commissioned work specifically produced for the Blaffer galleries. Martinez starts from the defining signifiers of contemporary cities: lots, roads, cars and debris. Scavenging material histories, the artist composes metonyms of a socio-political landscape in a state of entropy. Populated by oil rags, car glass, brick dust, trash, street names, park signs and interstate shields that adopt geometric patterns and structures, the museum galleries recall a collection of Modern abstraction produced from salvage.

The exhibition is curated by Javier Sanchez Martinez, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum. More information at

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